Are Wheel Adapters & Wheel Spacers safe? Yes and No (OURS ARE!) read below.
In our 10+ years of experience selling the highest quality American Grade wheel spacers on the market, we have had a near flawless success rate of safety! As a matter of fact, the only time we've ever had issues (which in itself is less than 1% of our 100's of thousands of transactions) is when a wheel spacers or adapter is installed incorrectly. Our Wheel Spacers are SAFE!
Now, you may think that all spacers are made the same but they aren't. There is a ton of of Cheap Copy Cat companies on places like eBay and Amazon, who claim their spacers are "American Made" when in fact they are cast aluminum spacers that are made in China. To make things even worse, most of these companies are based and located in China as well! So when these cheap Chinese spacers FAIL, expect customer service to be a complete nightmare, and chances are, you will most likely never be reimbursed. They simply copy and paste hot selling items and replicate them with low quality controlled, cheap material, and in most cases have ZERO knowledge about the items they sell.
What's the purpose of a wheel spacer?
Appearance: You want to push the wheels out for a better stance and more aggressive look. This is totally subjective to your personal tastes.
Clearance: Many wheels are not compatible with big brake kits. The spoke of the wheel will scrape the new brake caliper and you need a wheel spacer to push the wheel spoke away from the caliper.
Correction: You may have bought a set of wheels that don't have the correct offset for your car. The offset may be too high, resulting in the wheels sitting too far inward. This may cause the tire to now rub on the inside wheel well, or on suspension components, etc. A wheel spacer will push the wheel out and 'correct' the offset.
Handling: By spacing the wheels further out, you can make the car more stable and corner better. It improves handling all around! You can gain a similar effect as adding a wider wheel without the added weight and expense.
Will Wheel Spacers / Wheel Adapters cause my wheel studs to bend/break?
No. The load from a wheel is transferred to the axle/hub through the friction of the clamped joint, not through the wheel stud. A wheel stud can only bend if the lug nuts are not properly torqued, in which case the wheel is about to fall off due to poor/improper installation. If you have any questions regarding proper torquing, please contact us!
What material are our Wheel Spacers & Wheel Adapters made out of?
6061-T6 Aerospace Grade Aluminum / Magnesium Alloy. If NASA uses this on space shuttles, they will hold up with flying colors on your car! We do not sell steel wheel spacers or adapters as some companies do, due to the fact that steel cracks, while aluminum gives. Steel is a cheaper route, but we believe in safety and quality!
What are the strength of the studs used in our wheel adapters / spacers?
Grade 10.9 and 12.9 through hardened solid steel. This means our studs are graded 2 to 4 times HIGHER than the requirement set by the Department of Transportation!
Rest assured, you will receive some of the best quality Wheel Spacers or Wheel Adapters the market has to offer!!
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